Dance is a wonderful way to exercise, build skills, and have fun at the same time. My daughter started dance class when she was only three. We are two years in and she still really enjoys going every week.

Last fall, my BFF (who has a pre-K daughter too) and I asked one of the dance teachers at The Foundry in Newburgh if she'd be interested in teaching pre-K ballet and tap. We were so excited that Miss Sharon agreed. Each class is 30 minutes of tap and 30 minutes of ballet. Dance teaches them direction following, fine motor skills, movement, and social skills. You haven't lived until you've seen four-year-old girls duke it out over hand-holding! But they absolutely love the class. Every day, my daughter asks if it's dance class day! And, it's a wonderful positive environment at The Foundry.

A wide range of dance classes have always been in the plan for the Foundry, and late spring, summer and fall will see an ever growing emphasis on adding new dance classes and great instructors to lead them.
Our Bust-a-Move and Twinkle Toes classes have been going since last fall and have a great following with both the kiddos and their parents.

If you have youngster, these are the best places to get them started with dancing. -The Foundry

And, it was announced today that The Foundry will be starting several new dance classes, in addition to their ongoing music, theatre, and art classes.

Pre-K Twinkle Toes: This basic dance class is all about having fun and moving gracefully. Simple enough for anyone, fun enough for everyone. The dancers will learn the most basic form and steps for popular dance movements.

Bust-a-Move Elementary: Every four weeks we will be focusing on a different ballet or specific variation. Students will learn the history of that particular ballet and learn the plot and the importance of that specific variation that will be taught at the time – an immersion into the unique culture and style of the sport.

Intermediate Ballet: Every four weeks we will be focusing on a different ballet or specific variation. Students will learn the history of that particular ballet and learn the plot and the importance of that specific variation that will be taught at the time – an immersion into the unique culture and style of the sport. If students own pointe shoes, bring them.

Teen/Adult Ballroom Dance: This 8 week course is designed to provide a basic foundation in four ballroom dances. The dances covered will be Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba and Swing. This is the perfect course for beginners or for those who want to brush up on their dancing skills. The course will be one hour in length from 7-8 pm on Wednesday evenings. Wear clothes that are comfortable to move in, no tennis shoes please.

All Ages Strength Dance: Learn the proper and healthy way to stretch and stay active. Easy and concise methods for keeping in shape. Stretch / workout while listening to uplifting and fun music

All Together Dance: Designed to include individuals of all ability levels from all different backgrounds. Students will be learning different dance / music genres: what differences are and the history behind them. Special attention given to working with with others, even if they are different from you!

According to The Foudry website,

We know artists are special people wired to see the world through a unique perspective.

The Foundry Center for the Arts is a place where your unique perspective is welcomed, nurtured and given the opportunity to flourish. Through mentoring relationships, we learn to utilize our gifts and creative abilities to honor Jesus Christ, the One who first created us.

This is a place where you can be FOUND!

We are passionate about learning and improving our skills as artists, but we are just as much about having fun, and doing life together as a community of artists with a mission.

The Foundry Center for the Arts works with artists of all ages in various art forms with the singular focus: Becoming what God has created us to be and accomplishing what God has commissioned us to do.

We assure you, finding the Creator’s plan for you is the most rewarding pursuit you will ever engage in, and can change your life as well as those around you.